I spent 6 1/2 months in college from 2007 to 2008 when I decided to leave and focus on personal growth and entrepreneurship. I learned quite a bit over these past years that has0 taught me a lot about life and the idea of really focusing on something more. When I made the decision of entrepreneurship against the normal route that my high school friends were taking at the time and against what my mother and older sister was suggesting too I had to learn how to become my own cheerleader.
Understanding that if I wanted to make it I needed to learn about me in every way. And that’s what a lot of people don’t do. They have no idea about themselves at all. They say they want to grow a company, make more money at their job, travel more, etc. but have no idea about themselves. They have no clue about personal development and how to effectively measure their life and what they’re doing right now. If someone says one thing to you, you end up going into negative mode. If no one likes your ideas you end up being negative about everything you’ve been working on.
That’s not good!
You see when you want to do something amazing with your life after college you need to turn yourself into your best cheerleader. That you’re cheering for everything that you’re doing in your life right now and everything that you want to do as well.
These are some things you should focus on:
- Understanding how to leverage your time wisely
- Centering yourself around positive people
- Learning how to measure your results versus your time
- Being consistent with daily tasks
- Placing negative people outside of your life
- Focusing on things that bring value to your life and others
- Constantly reading books that add value
- Being a part of groups that will help you grow as a person
These are some things that you need to be focusing on if you want to become your best cheerleader. I know a lot of people don’t take things like this very seriously but you honestly should. You see the difference between most successful people and people that think their successful, is their courage. Successful people understand and can explain their vision and goals in life in full detail. Where the people that think their successful just spit positive quotes to you consistently or just tell you about ideas that they’re always trying to come up with.
Becoming your best cheerleader is not as easy as you might think either. You will run into a lot of people that think you’re foolish for wanting to be your own boss, wanting to have a better job, wanting to find a great spouse, or wanting to do something that most people aren’t doing. But, if you understand yourself and you build your courage up to where you’re an unstoppable person everything will work out for you.
Being your own cheerleader doesn’t mean you have to say affirmations every day or always be a happy go lucky person either. It means that you understand that you want something more for yourself and that you’re going to stand up for yourself against anything that gets in your way. Take the time out to look at your life and the things that you want to do. Are you preparing to succeed with those things? Do you have the courage to go against the negativity that might come your way?
I wasn’t prepared to be honest but over time I focused on personal growth and things worked out great.
Focus on what you want in life and become your best cheerleader as well.
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